Unlock the Prophetic Significance of the Biblical Feasts! The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feast of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts.—Leviticus 23:1-2 ESV The Feasts of the Lord have powerful and prophetic significance to God’s people, both Jew and Gentile. Each feast is a picture of Jesus the Messiah and represents one of seven phases of spiritual development in your life! In this intriguing and biblically sound study, Dr. Richard Booker takes you on a revelatory journey through the Bible showing you how the ancient Biblical feasts are relevant for your spiritual growth today. Get life-changing revelation of the significance of:• Passover • Unleavened Bread • First Fruits • Pentecost • Trumpets • Atonement • Tabernacles From the new birth found in Passover and the Crucifixion, all the way to entering God’s rest found in the Feast of Tabernacles and the Second Coming, you will discover how the seven Biblical feast powerfully impact your faith journey with the Lord. Learn to encounter God in a fresh powerful way by unlocking the prophetic significance of the Feasts of the Lord!
This popular guide explains how families and churches can celebrate seven Hebrew festivals to enhance their understanding of the message of the Bible.,"This unique book brings deeper meaning to seven Jewish feasts by offering a ""guided tour"" through each celebration from a new testament perspective. The author carefully explains the signi?cance of each feast, the materials necessary to observe them, and full directions for the events. Families and church groups will gain a memorable understanding of the symbolic representations of the Christ as found in the holy celebrations of the Old Testament."
As you and your family participate in these rich celebrations that were important to Jesus, you will come to understand their significance for Christians and discover the powerful spiritual truths they offer us today. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed lists materials are included for each observance. In this book, you will learn about Passover, Pentecost, the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Purim. Everything you need to know is included: background on each feast, how to prepare, and how to celebrate.
The seven Jewish feasts, which God gave to ancient Israel, help unlock the entire Bible. They were not feasts as we think of them but were structured around the sacrificial altar to worship God. The Jewish people have celebrated these feasts, in one form or another, for 3,500 years, totally unaware they are rehearsing future events that point to the Messiah. It is unfortunate that Christians rarely celebrate the feasts or understand their significance. The feasts reveal God’s divine seven-thousand-year plan of salvation for mankind. Each feast is celebrated on the same day each year, to remind of a special time in the history of Israel. They reveal a record of atonement in the Old Testament and point to redemption in the New Testament. The seven feasts paint a beautiful picture of God’s plan of salvation through Christ, His Son. They point to the soon return of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the glorious future reign of the Messiah. Christians refer to Him as Jesus Christ, while messianic believers call Him Yeshua. Understanding the significance of the feasts encourages believers to share the good news of salvation with the lost. I pray you will be greatly blessed as you read Fulfilling the Feasts of Israel.
What’s the story behind all those feasts? It’s hard to know when you read about the Feast of Booths why exactly it matters for your life. What in the world is the Feast of Trumpets supposed to be teaching you? And, in this case, the text itself doesn’t tell you. You need a resource, a guide that can help you understand the cultural significance and how these feasts relate to the rest of the Bible. That’s exactly what Erin Davis does in this new 8-week Bible study, 7 Feasts. She’ll teach you: The significance of these feasts and why God wanted His people to celebrate How each of them point to Jesus and His work in redemption Why all of this matters for our lives today You will discover that passages you once skimmed over are now rich and meaningful in your life today.
What are the Biblical Feast days, and how we are to celebrate them? We have been commanded to keep the Feast days forever. Look at the book of Leviticus 23:2, 4, 44. Verse 2 the Most High is speaking to Moses, "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts."Did you notice that YAHUAH says, "...my feast..." This is key; you must understand this; these Feasts are His; we are instructed to keep them in a particular way for a reason. Look at verse 4, it reads, "These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons." Read verse 44, "And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord." We see once again, these are YAHUAH feast.
John situates certain events in Jesus' ministry specifically during four Jewish festival seasons: Sabbath, Passover, Tabernacles, and Dedication. According to John, Jesus replaces these feasts in his special relationship to the Father, making them obsolete. The Book of Signs [John 1:19-12:50], is important for this study because it is here that John explores the significance of Jesus in light of the symbolism of the Jewish feasts. . . . We will therefore focus our discussion predominately on the Book of Signs, pointing out in the course of our study where the festival motifs are resumed in the Book of Glory [John 13:1-20:31]. --from the Introduction
An appreciation of the feasts of Judaism will help Christians understand modern Judaism and the faith of Jesus. The biblical festivals are celebrations of God's saving actions for all generations. In the Jewish rituals, the past becomes present and all partake of the saving graces of God's redemption. Here you will study the pilgrim feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Booths, the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the minor feasts of the Ninth of Ov, Purim, and Hanukkah, and the Sabbath and Jubilee Year. Understand the roots of the Christian faith in the faith of our elder brothers and sisters in Judaism.
Feasts of the Bible - Jewish Roots of Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) Throughout the Old Testament, God commanded the children of Israel to observe his holy days (holidays) to remember the mighty things that he had done in the lives of Israel's forefathers. The Feasts of the Bible ebook celebrates and explains the meaning behind the different feasts and why they are important to God. Feasts of the Bible contains an easy-to-read chart that provides each holiday's name, explanation, date of observance, and symbolic meaning pointing to Jesus as the promised Messiah. Why should you learn about the Hebrew roots of Christianity? As a Jew, Jesus celebrated these feasts and holidays each year. The ebook is an excellent tool to learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity and to discover Yeshua, "Jesus," in each "holy day." The ebook shows the Hebrew name, spelling, pronunciation, symbolism of Jesus, Bible references, and New Testament fulfillment for each of God's appointed feasts: •Passover (Pesach) •Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot) •Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim) •Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot) •Feast of Trumpets or Rosh HaShanah (New Year) •Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur •Tabernacles or Sukkot (Feast of Booths) •Rejoicing in the Law or Torah (Simchat) •Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah (Chanukah or Feast of Lights) •Feast of Lots or Purim The Feasts of the Bible ebook provides important insights into the works of God on behalf of his chosen people. Feasts of the Bible is a celebration of the rich and meaningful heritage given to believers through Christ. The ebook reveals insightful and historical facts about each of the holidays; for example - •Passover: A hymn is usually sung at the end of the Passover service, as was the case with Jesus and his disciples during the Last Supper (Matthew 26:30). •During the Rosh HaShanah synagogue services, the shofar (ram's horn) is blown 100 times. •Hanukkah is known as the Feast of Lights or the Feast of Dedication because of a legendary miraculous provision of oil for the eternal light in the Temple. •Purim marks the deliverance of the Jews through Queen Esther. Feasts of the Bible also includes additional fascinating facts about the feasts of the Bible; for instance: •Leviticus 23 is sometimes called "God's calendar of redeeming grace" because the 44 verses tell of God's redemptive plan. •God told Moses that seven of the feasts were to be "appointed feasts of the Lord" and were to be proclaimed as sacred assemblies (Leviticus 23:1 & 2). •Three of the feasts were pilgrimage feasts. Feasts of the Bible is a fantastic teaching tool for churches and groups who want to explore their Jewish heritage found in Christ. Believers will also find the observance of the feasts and holidays as a meaningful way to add depth to their devotion to God. There's a small group DVD-based curriculum to go with this pamphlet. Click here (or go to FeastsOfTheBible.com) to see sample videos, sample sessions from the leader and participant guides, and to find out more about the Feasts of the Bible DVD-based study. •September 4, 2013 - RoshHaShana (Jewish New Year) •September 13-14, 2013- Yom Kippur •September 18, 2013 - Sukkot
Understanding the purpose and traditions of the Jewish feasts will give you a deeper appreciation for your God, your heritage, and the gift of redemption provided by the sacrificial death of Christ. The Fall Feasts of Israel will help you understand three of Israel's most significant festivals: Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. A complete examination of each feast includes a look at its biblical institution, its celebration in the time of Christ, and its observances by Jews today. "The feasts and laws of the Lord were a tutor to lead the Israelites to the Savior...the festivals find their fulfillment in Christ and His New Covenant." This book will give you insight into what God originally intended for the sacrificial offerings.
In the first three Gospels, Jesus rarely travels to Jerusalem prior to his final week. The Fourth Gospel, however, features Jesus' repeated visits to the city, which occur primarily during major festivals. This volume elucidates the role of the Jewish feasts of Passover, Tabernacles, and Dedication in John's presentation of Jesus. Gerry Wheaton examines the Gospel in relation to pertinent sources from the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods, offering a fresh understanding of how John appropriates the symbolic and traditional backgrounds of these feasts. Wheaton situates his inquiry within the larger question of Judaism in John's Gospel, which many consider to be the most anti-Semitic New Testament text. The findings of this study significantly contribute to the ongoing debate surrounding the alleged anti-Jewish posture of the Gospel as a whole, and it offers new insights that will appeal to scholars of Johannine theology, New Testament studies, and Jewish studies.
This giant resource gives an an extensive look at the nine annual holidays: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles, Hanukkah, Purim, and the Sabbath.
This is the companion participant guide to the Feasts of the Bible 6-Session DVD-based Study. It gives the participant discussion questions, quizzes, a place for taking notes and listing prayer requests, additional Old Testament information about types of offerings, the role of the priests, the meaning of Jesus' teaching that he was "Lord of the Sabbath," and more. Includes a calendar of the feasts (they change dates each year) and diagrams and charts for the tabernacle and the feasts of the Lord. Some Christians miss the importance of the biblical feasts, seeing them as merely "Jewish" holidays, but Scripture says these are the Feasts of the Lord God established for all people for all time. Now you can connect the Hebrew roots of Christianity and the symbolism that points to Jesus Christ using this 6-session DVD-based study and Participation Guide, The Feasts of the Bible, sold separately.
Biblical Feasts takes a fresh look at all the biblical feasts. This is done from the perspective of reconnecting Gentile believers with the Hebraic roots of our faith: what the feasts are for and why they were put in place. We also learn of the overarching theme of the Jewish wedding and feast by feast trace the Bridegroom Messiah Jesus in them. Finally we consider the prophetic meaning of the feasts for us today and what Father God might be saying to us His bride through them.
The Feast of Tabernacles taught the children of Israel to depend on God in the wilderness but it is also a prophetic feast that looks forward to the Messianic era when all nations will come to Jerusalem and celebrate this great ‘feast of joy.’ Each year the ICEJ hosts the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem and after reading this book, you too will want to join us in Jerusalem.
The great religious feasts as described in the Old Testament and Jewish tradition are full of spiritual truth presented in the New Testament, especially as they recreate the symbolic representations of Christ. When those festivals are re-enacted in the Christian home, children have a living picture of Bible principles as exemplified in and through Jesus, the prophesied Messiah. They learn far better by experience than by only hearing. Every Christian family can benefit from understanding the Jewish roots of their faith without becoming enslaved to Jewish traditions.
All the feasts from Passover to the Feast of Tabernacles have prophecies of God's plans for the world, embedded in the customs of these festivals that are known by only a few. Many of these revelations are quite shocking. You will be amazed as these mysteries are disclosed, step-by-step in these chapters. God wanted us to be taught His plans through all our senses. Get ready to be stunned as you discover the intricate detail of the descriptions of the prophecies illustrated in the observances of these feasts. You will definitely acquire greater insight into God's plan for the ages. “This book provides some wonderful insights into the prophetic significance of the Feasts of Israel. It will whet your appetite for the Old Testament and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. And it will help you to better understand God's plan for the ages.” —Dr. David R. Reagan, President of Lamb & Lion Ministries. “For anyone who has discovered that the Torah is God’s message to mankind, Michael Norten’s fine work will unlock important insights. His careful research will provide the reader with practical and life-enhancing facts about the feasts. Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts is an important contribution to those many Christians who turn to the Torah for a glimpse into the mind of God.” —Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President of The American Alliance of Jews and Christians. “Michael Norten's study of Israel's annual feasts is well researched. He shows how four of the seven feasts are paralleled with past events as seen in the New Testament and how three are to be fulfilled in the future. Well written. —Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint, Senior Professor Emeritus of Biblical Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
William Francis, author of The Stones Cry Out (1993), presents a worthy examination of the Jewish feasts and fasts established by God in Leviticus 23 and those inaugurated after the Babylonian exile. With studied skill Francis first explains the historical background of each feast, then offers its meaning and practice among Jews, and lastly makes clear its significance for modern Christians. The book reveals how Jesus participated in the feasts and how their meaning was fulfilled. The author's numerous visits to Israel and his precise probing for cultural insights into the Hebraic heritage of the Christian Church distinguish Francis as a preeminent voice among contemporary authorities on the Holy Land. Celebrate the Feasts is a valuable and informative book that combines a lucid writing style with careful scholarship, yet it avoids the intrusion of multiple citations and footnotes. Study guides follow each chapter, and a helpful bibliography lists Old Testament feasts in greater depth and detail. Celebrate the Feasts reminds us that uniting in joyful worship nourishes our souls, our social relationships, and, on occasion, our bodies. As you turn the pages, you will find yourself seated at the banquet table, enjoying the Feasts of the Lord!